Alex Chaparro

Professor of Human Factors
Human Factors and Behavioral Neurobiology
Daytona College of Arts & Sciences
Daytona Beach campus

Office Hours

8:30 AM -- 9:30 AM TU TH, 2:30 -- 3:30 PM TU TH

Areas of Expertise

Driving, Perception, Human Factors

  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, Texas Tech University
  • B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Florida Institute of Technology

HFS 600; HFS 395H & HFS 695K Aging: Behavioral and Biological Foundations

Burge, R., & Chaparro, A. (In press). Effects of driver distraction on hazard perception. Transportation Research Part F.

Jansen, S. D., Keebler, J. R., & Chaparro, A. (2018). Shifts in maximum audiovisual integration with age. Multisensory Research, 31(3-4), 191-212.

Chaparro, A. & Chaparro, M. (2017).  Applications of Color in Design and the Failure to Address the Needs of Color Deficient Users. Ergonomics in Design, 25(1), 23-30.

Sivagnanasundaram, N., Palmer, E., & and Chaparro, A. (2016). Examining Aviation Navigation Display Symbology in Visual Search.  Transportation Research Board: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, N0. 2600, 102-111. DOI: 10.3141/2600-11.

Amick, R., Jansen, S., Chaparro, A., Hakansson, N., Patterson, J., & Jorgensen, M. (2015). Comparison of the SWAY Balance Mobile Application to the Abbreviated Balance Error Scoring System. Athletic Training and Sports Health Care, 7, 89-96. DOI: 10.3928/19425864-20150422-04.

Amick, R. Z., Chaparro, A., Patterson, J. A., & Jorgensen, M. J. (2015). Test-Retest Reliability of the SWAY Balance Mobile Application. Journal of Mobile Technology in Medicine, 4(2), 40-47.

Professor (2017-present)

Dept. of Human Factors and Behavioral Neurobiology, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Carl/Rozina Cassat Professor in Aging, Director of the Regional Institute on Aging (2015-2017). Wichita State University.


Professor (2009-present) and Chair (2010-2017)

Dept. of Psychology, Wichita State University

Associate Professor (2001-2009)   

Dept. of Psychology, Wichita State University

Assistant Professor (1996 – 2001)                                                  

Dept. of Psychology, Wichita State University

Research Associate in Biomedical Physics (1992 – 1996)         

Harvard University


Ford Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow (1991 – 1992)               

Harvard University


Postdoctoral Fellow in Biomedical Physics (1990 – 1991)

Harvard University              

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

        2011                               Coleman Entrepreneurship Faculty Fellow

        2009                               Received the WSU Excellence in Research Award

        1991                               Ford Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship

        1989                               American Psychological Association Pre-Doctoral Fellowship